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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by BluesBlooded, Mar 30, 2016.
Thanks Rick! Wish I had more time to hang around with you guys! The next year will be crazy!
It's been thirteen months since I last updated this thread. It's been a crazy year as expected. Unfortunately My todo list is not completed as I expected to be. Looks like I am getting slower with age.
Still have to do a dinner table top, a bar top and a total staircase. So I will not have much time to make this build go forward. We should be able to see DPP on Jupiter's ES335 before I complete mine.
Anyway, here's what the new shop looks like.
The most important tool is the beer fridge at the rear right. Maybe that is why I get slower. Too convenient.
Unpacked Lucille who has not seen light of day for a whole year.
Did not remember it was full booboos.
Nothing Bondo can't fix
Next update in 2019
Glad to see you back Andre!
Thank you Richard,
Happy to be back!
Nice to have you back Andre!
Damn the new workshop looks sooo nice,I love it!!!!
Thanks Nick, the shop is not as large as I wished it was, but it is at least double the size of the previous one. So I'm very happy!
Your other one was so cozy, though!
Yes it was, but a bit too much with all the tools I have. I know you do great things with a much smaller space.
Sigh, I miss your beautiful sanding station on the river, , but 2x the shop space is wonderful! Hope to see more of you before 2019!
The sanding station was divine. I do miss it.
I started sanding the bondo while in the background having my assistant cut some neck blanks
Made four like this
You see the middle piece here held by two screws. Well that was the second pair. The first one, I did not secure it and had a mishap as you can see on the closer piece in the picture bellow.
An operator error. Fortunately, I have way more stock than I need. This is an oversize blank that I will feed the CNC to carve the neck.
The holes will be used to align the pieces together for the glue up
Looking good Andre , looks like your assistant is working just fine .
Thanks Herb, assistant is doing great work as long as I don't intervene, that's when screw up starts to appear.
You and Jup have till 2036 so no pressure! I have one question though, how do the CNC cutters handle Bondo?
Rob, bondo will be sanded manually. The only thing left to cut on the body is the binding channel.
When is the new house party?
When I make stock patterns for the duplicator I use bondo to build up areas and fill holes .It machines just fine with router bits
When Lucille is ready to "Rock me Baby".
Good to know, Thanks Rich
Spent yesterday cursing.
When I started the CNC, it dropped in the neck at least an 1.5 inch and tried to moved. Before I was able to stop it, the breaker in the power bar tripped.
This was an ID10T error.
It was totally my fault. I always set my zero in the centerpiece. This time I had to set X and Y zero in the centerpiece, but not the Z
This is where I was supposed to set my ZERO of the Z axis
But this was just the first of many problems
Although I set depth limit, the colet of the router hit some wood that I had to cut to provide clearance
Than at one point out of nowhere when everything was going fine, the CNC moved the bit at full depth in the wood block at the headstock end. I stopped the CNC.
I decided that the remaining of the headstock would be finished manually.
Finally restarted the program to do the truss rod channel, and god knows why it started off center.
Re-positioned everything and it was worse (no picture)
It was now 4pm. This was a hard day in the shop.
What I hate about the CNC process is that you have to trust the code to do things properly. I think this is the last time I try a Gibson style neck on the CNC. There is a lot of complexity programming the tool path. The piece of wood is 3 inch thick, the tools are not that long. So you have to do a lot of planning to make sure you use the proper tool in the proper manner and not hit the wood.
One other problem, the neck tenon is 1mm too wide for the mortise. How did that happen? Can't say. For sure there is something wrong in my model.
I will try the neck once again, but old school. I'll make templates and shape the neck by hand.
I have this leftover piece of mahogany from my LP build. If I'm frugal I probably can fit two neck in that piece. You can see on that picture the second attempt at the truss rod channel
That's OK Andre some of us can make a bigger mess with conventional tools